Body in the Library

Body in the Library

Book - 1942
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A young, blond woman is found dead on the floor of Colonel and Mrs. Bantry's library. Nobody seems to know who the woman is, let alone how she wound up murdered in the Bantry's home. Jane Marple is called in and the chase is on.
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal ; Signet, 1942.
ISBN: 9781579126261
157912626X
9780451199874
0451199871
9780062073617
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY CHR

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Sometimes professional detectives are no match for elderly ladies with keen observational skills and attention to detail.


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heavenne
Jan 19, 2021

Fast and quaint read. I particularly like how the investigation process goes, it's like as if you are also there and involved trying to guess who the culprit was. Miss Marple is endearing and her skills as an observer is well done. Storyline and plot was okay, with each character having something to hide. Good book for a light and pleasant read.

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WhidbeyIslander
May 22, 2020

A quick read, sort of like cleansing your palate between heavier courses of a meal. The twist was probably deemed more clever when the book first came out, but it's still a nice one and you can reread parts to see the clues you probably missed along the way. Miss Marple uses her knowledge (and years of snooping) of village life to ascertain motives behind the skullduggery, although some of her ruminations are a bit of a stretch.

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vitareader
Jul 14, 2018

The second book in the Miss Marple novels and Agatha continues to deliver. The murderer was still a mystery up until the end.
Miss Marple has gained respect among the powers that be, except for Slack. Miss Marple is called in by her friend, Mrs. Bantry,to solve the mystery of a dead a girl that has been found in Mrs. B's library that no one in the house has ever met before. Mrs. Bantry has total faith in Marple's abilities to find the true murderer and clear her and her husband from any hint of guilt.
Rereading Agatha has been a joy.

ArapahoeKatieK May 23, 2018

I absolutely adore Agatha Christie! This is one of my favorites. The thing I love about Christie is that she completely takes the rule book and throws it out the window.

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msemos
Jul 30, 2015

good mystery though a bit wordy for me. I got this after reading and then there were none and this is no where as good as that book

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Nymeria23
Jun 17, 2014

The Agatha Christie books are always a little difficult to get through, being that they were written so long ago, but nevertheless, these murder mysteries are always original, unique, and unpredictable. Throughout this book, I literally thought 3 different people could have been the murderer, and that everyone was suspicious. Agatha Christie is definitely one of the best murder mystery writers of all time- you'll never know who done it. This book had an ending I never would have expected, but was incredibly clever.

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Nymeria23
Jun 17, 2014

Violence: Two victims, one strangled the other burned in a car

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Nymeria23
Jun 17, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Murderer gets caught in the midst of attempting to commit a crime

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Nymeria23
Jun 17, 2014

Nymeria23 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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Nymeria23
Jun 17, 2014

“No innocent person ever has an alibi.”

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